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Phil Lesh and FriendsPhil Lesh and Friends Live at Irving Plaza on 2002-05-21 (May 21, 2002)

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Collection: PhilLeshandFriends
Band/Artist: Phil Lesh and Friends
Date: May 21, 2002 (check for other copies)
Venue: Irving Plaza
Location: New York, NY

Source: Audience
Lineage: Original master recording: Neumann TLM-170 (hypercardoid) -> Apogee AD-1000 (mic in, +20db gain setting) -> Teac DA-P20 (master @ 16/48) DAT playback: Sony R-500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/48) Mastering: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Applied volume normalization, sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter. Then dithered to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings, EQ-ing out some annoying yells, and some major clap scrubbing. Tracked in CDWav.
Taped by: Scott Bernstein
Transferred by: Scott Bernstein
Keywords: BARN; 16 bit; flac16; bernstein; Neumann; TLM170; NYC; Grateful Dead; Phil Lesh; bass; Warren Haynes; Jimmy Herring; Rob Barraco; John Molo; Record release party; Early Show; Late Show


Early show
1. crowd / tuning / Phil's intro
2. intro jam ->
3. Celebration ->
4. Night of 1000 Stars
5. The Real Thing
6. St. Stephen->
7. The Eleven ->
8. Again and Again
9. Mason's Children
10. banter - band intros, organ donor plea
11. encore break / tuning
12. Liberty
13. banter - goodnight

Late show
1. tuning
2. intro jam ->
3. Patchwork Quilt
4. Viola Lee Blues->
5. Midnight Train->
6. Viola Lee Blues->
7. Rock and Roll Blues->
8. Welcome to the Underground->
9. Viola Lee Blues
10. banter - "Let Jimmy Sing" chant
11. No More Do I ->
12. Leave Me Out Of This ->
13. (Turn On Your) Lovelight
14. encore break
15. banter - organ donor plea, band intros
16. Passenger +
17. thanks


Phil Lesh - bass / vocals
Warren Haynes - guitar / vocals
Jimmy Herring - guitar
John Molo - drums
Rob Barraco - keys / vocals

+ = w/brief "Whipping Post" keyboard tease just before song starts

This was a record release party for Phil Lesh's album "There And Back Again". The early and late show required seperate tickets.

I scrubbed a ton of nearby loud claps (mostly from the 1st set): S1T1 (37 claps), S1T2(15), S1T3(33), S1T4(24), S1T5(9), S1T6(54), S1T7(50), S1T8(40), S1T9(14), S1T10(10), S1T12(10), S2T3(8), S2T4(7), S2T6(22), S2T9(3), S2T15(10).

I also minimized a few bursts of feedback using spectrum analysis and paragraphic EQ: S2T7 - 1 burst @ 5K, S2T8 - 1 burst @ 12k, S2T11 - 2 bursts @ (forgot to note), S2T16 - 1 burst @ 7890k

Taper notes:
For BARN127, I decided it was time to release some Phil and Friends music. When I pulled this out for a transfer last November, I had just been to see the latest post-Garcia Dead incarnation, Furthur, with Bobby and Phil, and while it was fun, it all seemed a bit too rehearsed and planned. And I got to thinking how that was quite the opposite of what I'd experienced with Phil and Friends (at times), which was freewheeling and had lots of jams built in. And my mind wandered back to this show in particular, which was an album release party for Phil's album at Irving Plaza, a very small venue here in NYC that holds about 1000 people. I used to really like going to this place (though it hasn't been hosting much of interest lately, I used to see a TON of shows at Irving), so couldn't believe my luck when I had the chance to see Phil Lesh play up close and personal in such an intimate setting.

I can remember the POWER of his playing onstage, and the "throw caution to the wind" attitude the band of spectacular musicians had. Of course, this lineup was filled with amazing players -- Warren Haynes of Govt Mule and the Allman Brothers & Jimmy Herring (previously of the Aquarium Rescue Unit, sometime Allman Brother, eventual Widespread Panic replacement guitarist), the amazing John Molo on drums, and Rob Baracco on keys. In particular, the "St. Stephen" -> "The Eleven" and the deep Grateful Dead chestnut "Mason's Children" from the early show, and all of the craziness going in and out of "Viola Lee Blues" in the late show are worth the cost of admission alone. The "Liberty" encore from the early set (sung by Barraco) is also fun. "Passenger", a long-forgotten Grateful Dead rarity totally rocks out for the late show encore. A lot of the setlist from this night spotlights the "There And Back" album material that this show was celebrating, and unfortunately a lot of the tunes from the album are quite forgettable -- thereby making a good bit of this show also quite forgettable (though the Warren-penned "Patchwork Quilt" and "The Real Thing" are both keepers).

Anyway, this spectacular sounding recording, made with my bass-loving Neumanns from the sweet spot in a killer-sounding small venue is a treat for your ears. Enjoy lots of bass "in your face" from Phil Lesh -- so all of you dwellers in the Phil Zone should get your fill here. :)



Here's a rundown of all of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997
BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997
BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996
BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on
BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on
BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on
BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996
BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995
BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996
BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995
BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on
BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on
*** Start of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) ***
BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008
BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show)
BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on
BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on
BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008
BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000
BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on
BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001
BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000
BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008
BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003 (on
BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001
BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show
BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show (on dimeadozen)
BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000 (on
*** end of New Orleans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series ***
BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993
BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998 (on
BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only) (on
BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993
BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on
BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005 (on
BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998
BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997 (on
BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993 (on
BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993
BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993 (on
BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004 (on
BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005
BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Jupiter, NYC 6/11/1999
BARN72 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 7/14/1997
BARN73 - Chris Barron, Nightingale Bar, NYC 11/17/1997
BARN74 - George Porter's 60th Birthday w/PBS and friends, Blender Theater, NYC 12/29/2007
BARN75 - Jennifer Hartswick Band with special guest Trey Anastasio, Lion's Den, NYC 11/7/2003 (on
BARN76 - moe., Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN77 - Project Logic, Gathering Of The Vibes, Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT 6/20/1999
BARN78 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/13/1994 (on
BARN79 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/14/1994 (on
BARN80 - Phish - Beacon Theater, NYC 4/15/1994 (on
BARN81 - The Recipe, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN82 - Ominous Seapods, Wetlands, NYC 6/4/1999
BARN83 - Coby Brown Group, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999 (on
BARN84 - The Big Wu, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN85 - Moon Boot Lover, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN86 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN87 - Miracle Orchestra, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN88 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN89 - Jiggle The Handle, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998
BARN90 - Lake Trout, Wetlands Lounge, NYC 6/5/1999
BARN91 - Olu Dara, Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, South Street Seaport Atrium, NYC 6/6/1999 (on /
BARN92 - Donna The Buffalo, Wetlands, NYC 11/12/1999
BARN93 - Radiators (w/Merl Saunders sit-in), Irving Plaza 10/8/1998
BARN94 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 8/18/1993
BARN95 - Tiny Lights, Wetlands, NYC 1/5/1994
BARN96 - Radiators, Irving Plaza, NYC 11/14/1997
BARN97 - Radiators, Manny's Carwash, NYC 5/30/1998
BARN98 - The Wood Brothers (w/Medeski, Wolleson, and special guest Amos Lee), Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/17/2008 - on
BARN99 - Pieta Brown, Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/17/2008 - on
BARN100 - Jeff Buckley, CBGB's 313 Gallery, NYC 12/18/1993 - on dimeadozen
BARN101 - Tiny Lights, CBGB's 313 Gallery, NYC 12/18/1993
BARN102 - Tiny Lights, The Lion's Den, NYC 2/18/1994
BARN103 - Tiny Lights, Club Sine', NYC 2/3/1994
BARN104 - Ha Ha The Moose (moe. side project), BB Kings, NYC 11/23/2001
BARN105 - Medeski Martin & Wood, Hilton Hotel Ballroom, NYC, 4/29/2005 - on
BARN106 - Tiny Lights, The Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ 11/24/1993
BARN107 - Tiny Lights, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/26/1994
BARN108 - Tiny Lights, Mercury Lounge, NYC 7/13/1994
BARN109 - All God's Children, The Lion's Den, NYC 2/18/1994
BARN110 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 1/2/1999 (w/Moxy Fruvous guesting in the late show)
BARN111 - Moxy Fruvous, Bottom Line 1/2/1999 (w/Dan Bern guesting in encore)
BARN112 - Peter Rownan's Reggaebilly!, High Sierra Music Festival, Quincy, CA 7/6/2002 (on The Trader's Den)
BARN113 - Conehead Buddha, Wetlands, NYC 10/2/1998
BARN114 - Conehead Buddha, Tramps, NYC, 2/12/1998
BARN115 - Conehead Buddha, The Lion's Den, NYC 7/2/1998
BARN116 - Frogwings (w/special guest Warren Haynes), Wetlands, NYC, 2/9/1999 on
BARN117 - All God's Children, Jack's House Party, Long Valley, NJ 9/4/1994
BARN118 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 10/9/1993
BARN119 - David Bromberg, Tarrytown Music Hall, 10/15/1999 (on /
BARN120 - The Concept w/George Porter, ?uestlove, Ivan Neville, Eric Krasno, Bill Summers, Casey Benjamin, BB King's, NYC 9/26/02 (on
BARN121 - Percy Hill, The Lion's Den, New York, NY 7/13/1996
BARN122 - Spin Doctors, The Wetlands, 9/27/1995
BARN123 - Aquarium Rescue Unit, The Wetlands, NYC, 3/4/1994
BARN124 - Allman Brothers Band, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 8/3/1996 (not publicly posted due to ABB trading policy)
BARN125 - Spin Doctors, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 8/3/1996
BARN126 - Col. Bruce Hampton and the Fiji mariners, Wetlands, New York, NY 9/2/1994
BARN127 - Phil Lesh and Friends, Irving Plaza, New York, NY 5/21/2002

Recorded, transferred (11/13+15/2011), mastered, and tracked (4/7-4/10/2012) by Scott Bernstein

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Just listened all the way through, love all the album songs in one show. Nice extra breakdown jam in this early Rock and Roll Blues. Long live the Q. Top notch aud recording. Thank you sir!!!!!

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